Gender and poverty in nineteenth-century Europe / Rachel G. Fuchs.
- Fuchs, Rachel Ginnis, 1939-
About this work
This is a major new history of the dramatic and enduring changes in the daily lives of poor European women and men in the nineteenth century. Rachel G. Fuchs conveys the extraordinary difficulties facing the destitute from England to Russia, paying particular attention to the texture of women's everyday lives. She shows their strength as they attempted to structure a life and set of relationships within a social order, culture, community, and the law. Also includes information on childbirth, children, contraception, crime, disease, education, family, housing, laws, marriage, migration, mortality, mothers, mortality, Poor Laws (England), poor relief, prostitution, sex and sexuality, welfare, etc.
Where to find it
LocationHistory of Medicine JQC.3.AA8